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Barbara Krauthamer Named Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Emory University in Atlanta

Barbara Krauthamer has been appointed the next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Emory University in Atlanta. She will take the helm of Emory University’s largest school on July 1. Currently, Dr. Krauthamer is dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has served on the faculty there since 2008.

“I want to know more about where Emory has been and where it sees itself going,” Dr. Krauthamer said. “My initial impression at every step along the way is how committed everyone is to the institution and to the shared goal of advancing it. I’ve been struck by the positive energy from everybody I’ve talked to. It’s really compelling and energizing to know that folks are so enthusiastic about Emory’s future and ready and eager to do the work.”

Dr. Krauthamer is a widely recognized historian of African American slavery and emancipation in the United States. She is the author and editor of a number of textbooks and non-fiction books including  Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South (University of North Carolina Press, 2015).

Dr. Krauthamer holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, a master’s degree in history from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Ph.D. in history from Princeton University in New Jersey.


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